Han Wensink

Han Wensink


For me EARSC is the Association that helps growing and professionalising the whole EO community including my own companies.


Francis Vanderhaeghen

Independemt expert

The benefits for me are at least threefold: 1) EARSC as lobby organisation. EARSC represents the European value-added EO industry and is today well recognized by major stakeholders as ESA and EC. 2) EARSC as information provider. As member I am informed of the intentions, moves and changes ongoing within crucial stakeholders as ESA and EC and 3) EARSC as networkplatform for its members.

Marcello Maranesi

Marcello Maranesi

Independent expert

It is important to be part of EARSC as it the network of companies recognised by EU and ESA as “the” voice of the European companies involved in Earth Observation exploitation expressing the industry position in relation to European policies and programmes. EARSC Initiatives for promoting adoption of Earth observation in specific market segments such as oil& gas companies and transportation are of great value for better understanding real user needs and their operational workflows where we intend to bring our products and services. EARSC action is also very important in supporting our industry in relation to the role of National, European and International Institutions active in Earth Observation.


Become a Member and join the growing network of companies who benefit from our services and add their voice to the EO Community in Europe.

EARSC has grown during the last few years to 83 members in 2016 spread all over Europe. EARSC Membership brings them many benefits. Our voice as the representative of the EO sector is listened to by the European institutions where that of individual companies will not be. Hence, the more members we have the more effective we can be in promoting the interests of the sector whether this be for future research programmes, EO data policy, market development activities, policies to support the industry or the implementation of the Copernicus programme etc. Together we are stronger.

The active participation of members in developing EARSC positions and views to be promoted is always encouraged.

But companies also have many direct benefits from joining EARSC. Members are kept informed of news that may affect their business. We provide a monthly newsletter to members on our activities and a news service on what is happening globally that may affect the business of European companies. We organise meetings on important topics which allows members to learn about policy or market developments as well as to meet and exchange views. We are in almost daily contact with key stakeholders in the European Institutions in Brussels and policy makers in national capitals and publish several position papers every year.

By joining EARSC you will enjoy a number of benefits:

  • Political representation and access to policy makers
  • Strong European geo-informaiton service industry network and Pan-European exposure
  • Promotion of downstream services and applications
  • Participation in ongoing events and workshops
  • Access to R&D projects funding and support

networking, opportunities, awareness, best-practise, lobbying